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Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral often used in building and construction materials. Renovation and deconstruction of asbestos is strictly regulated as it causes serious and fatal diseases.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

If you have suspected asbestos in a building, hire a certifed contractor to ensure personal safety, for regulatory compliance, real estate disclosures, and long term liability for exposing others due to it being an airborne hazard.

Go to the Bay Area Air District for information on asbestos compliance and enforcement. Learn about asbestos packaging, transportation, and disposal requirements through the DTSC.

Asbestos is not accepted by the Alameda County HHW Facilities.

landfill must be authorized to accept asbestos wastes by its Regional Water Quality Control Board. Before you take asbestos to a landfill, call it to determine whether you need an appointment or whether they have any special requirements. 

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Allied Environmental Inc. 26291 Production Ave.
Ste 1
Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Asbestos Management Group of California 3438 Helen St. Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Offers asbestos abatement services
Battery Specialists 2824 San Pablo Ave. Emeryville Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) 375 Beale St
Suite 600
San Francisco Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Use website information to learn about rules, regulations, and proper handling & disposal for commercial and residential entities.
Bayview Environmental Services Inc. 6925 San Leandro St. Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Offers asbestos abatement services
Bluewater Environmental Services, Inc. 2075 Williams Street San Leandro Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Buttonwill Landfill (Clean Harbors) 2500 West Lokern Road Buttonwillow Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Cal Inc. 2040 Peabody Road
Suite 400
Vacaville Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Facility accepts friable asbestos containing materials (FACM) only. Friable asbestos is any material containing more than one percent asbestos and that can be crumbled or reduced to powder by simple hand pressure. Forms of friable asbestos can be found in materials and products made prior to the mid 1970’s such as: “popcorn” ceiling coatings, uncoated pipe insulations (without the pipe or ducting), and loose appliance insulation. A certification by a licensed laboratory showing that the material contains asbestos above 1 percent, may be required.
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Asbestos must be double bagged. There is a two (2) bag maximum.
Conflo Services Inc. 25670 Nickel Place Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Offers asbestos abatement services
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Berkeley Regional Office
700 Heinz Ave; Suite 200
Berkeley Safe Disposal Free Mail-in Information Link: https://dtsc.ca.gov/regulatory-assistance-for-managing-asbestos-hazardous-waste/
Environmental Remedies Inc. 3910 Valley Ave Pleasanton Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
EPA Region 9 Pacific Southwest 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Mail-in Information. Hire an asbestos professional, Building Owners & Managers, Asbestos Professionals, School Buildings, Asbestos laws & regulations, Renovation & Demolition requirements, etc. https://www.epa.gov/asbestos and FAQs: https://www.epa.gov/faqs/search/topics/asbestos-315203 (415) 947-8704
FERMA Corporation (Newark) Equipment Yard
6655 Smith Ave
Newark Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Guadalupe Landfill (Rubbish Disposal Company) 15999 Guadalupe Mines Rd San Jose Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Keller Canyon Landfill 901 Bailey Rd. Pittsburg Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Closed to public.
Kettleman Hills Landfill 35251 Old Skyline Road
P.O. Box 471
Kettleman City Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off

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